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Is there a natural way to heal a swollen trigger finger?

Is there a natural way to heal a swollen trigger finger?

Yes: ... Can be helpful. Mostly it's important to avoid activities that "provoke" symptoms. Trigger finger/thumb is really a tendon irritation that may need medical care if it persists or interferes with function. If your finger/thumb "locks" in a bent or straight position, you really should seek medical evaluation and care. The problem is much more common in diabetics and arthritics. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Trigger Finger (Definition)

A common disorder of later adulthood characterized by catching, snapping, or locking of thei finger flexor tendon, associated ...Read more


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I took a cortison shot to cure my trigger finger, what is the best I can do to avoid having it again?

I took a cortison shot to cure my trigger finger, what is the best I can do to avoid having it again?

Trigger finger: There is no good explanation for why someone will develop a trigger finger. Because of this I'm afraid I don't know of anything you can do to prevent one. ...Read more

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Will wearing a cast cure trigger finger?

Will wearing a cast cure trigger finger?

Night splint: Night splint to avoid locking. Relative rest and anti-inflammatory medication. Relative rest means cut back on any repetitive movements which may have started the problem. Next step, is an injection and if all else fails, surgery. ...Read more

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I have difficulty opening my trigger finger in the morning. The muscle for it may be inflamed. I do emails like a machine. What is the cure for it?

I have difficulty opening my trigger finger in the morning. The muscle for it may be inflamed. I do emails like a machine. What is the cure for it?

Injection: Typically a stubborn trigger finger that repeatedly "sticks" or "clicks" and/or may be painful can be alleviated with a local injection of cortisone within the tendon sheath. This is a simple office procedure that can be performed by most orthopedic or hand specialists. ...Read more

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I have what is called a trigger finger. My doctor sent me to the emergency room when my finger locked. What should I do to cure trigger fingers?

I have what is called a trigger finger. My doctor sent me to the emergency room when my finger locked. What should I do to cure trigger fingers?

Trigger: Conservative treatments include nsaids and steroid injections. If you fail to improve trigger finger release is a simple 15 minute procedure that can greatly improve symptoms in over 98% of cases. ...Read more

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Falling apart! Got trigger finger l thumb. I have excruciating pain in the inner joint bone on my thumb <⬅️. Pls help me cure this trigger finger.

Falling apart! Got trigger finger l thumb. I have excruciating pain in the inner joint bone on my thumb <⬅️. Pls help me cure this trigger finger.

Trigger finger: A true trigger finger, named so because it appears that you have your finger placed on the trigger of a gun, usually needs surgical correction. This can be performed by an orthopedist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How do you treat "trigger finger"?

How do you treat "trigger finger"?

Trigger: Conservative treatments include nsaids and steroid injections. If you fail to improve trigger finger release is a simple 15 minute procedure that can greatly improve symptoms in over 98% of cases. ...Read more

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How can I straighten trigger finger?

How can I straighten trigger finger?

Surgery: Trigger finger developes due to binding of the flexor tendons at the a1 pulley at the distal palmar crease. Sometimes responds to steroid injection but frequently requires surgical release of the pulley to allow for tendon glide allowing finger to straighten. If triggering is chronic this can cause ligament contracture at pip joint limiting joint extension. See hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I have trigger finger, what's best to do?

I have trigger finger, what's best to do?

Corticosteroid shot: Corticosteroid injections are often beneficial in relieving the painful clicking or locking of trigger fingers/thumbs. Consult your hand surgeon. Occasionally, surgical intervention is needed in those cases where corticosteroid injections are not particularly helpful. ...Read more

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Best for trigger finger in both pinkies?

Best for trigger finger in both pinkies?

Trigger finger: Can respond to ice and inflammatories. However if the problem is persistent it's been shown that between 47 and 90% of trigger fingers get better with a single solitary corticosteroid injection ...Read more

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In what way can I treat my trigger finger?

In what way can I treat my trigger finger?

2 main options: Surgical release of the a1 pulley or steroid injection are the two primary modes of treatment. No home remedies. Seek care of a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Could you get trigger finger without pain?

Could you get trigger finger without pain?

Yes: Develops secondary to binding of the flexor tendons at the a1 pulley at the distal palmer crease of the finger involved. Can be due to inflammation around the tendons or constriction of the pulley this can be painful due to the inflammatory reaction or degree of locking. But not all the time. ...Read more

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What do I do if I keep getting trigger finger?

Options: With chronic trigger finger unresponsive to conservative care options are steroid injection versus surgical release of the a1 pulley. Seek care with a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat trigger finger symptoms?

What are ways to treat trigger finger symptoms?

Trigger: Conservative treatments include nsaids and steroid injections. If you fail to improve trigger finger release is a simple 15 minute procedure that can greatly improve symptoms in over 98% of cases. ...Read more

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What can I do to elivate the pain of trigger finger?

What can I do to elivate the pain of trigger finger?

Try an injection: You can try ice and over-the-counter anti-inflammatories. In general the best treatment initially is an injection of cortisone, you have an approximately 70% chance of the trigger finger going away with injections alone. If the symptoms continue you can consider a procedure called a trigger finger release which will permanently resolve your symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: trigger finger?

What is the definition or description of: trigger finger?

Severe Tendonitis: Trigger finger is a common disorder of later adulthood characterized by catching, snapping or locking of the involved finger flexor tendon, associated with dysfunction and pain. A disparity in size between the flexor tendon and the surrounding retinacular pulley system, most commonly at the level of the first annular (a1) pulley, results in difficulty flexing or extending the finger. ...Read more

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Is the surgery for trigger finger recommended?

Is the surgery for trigger finger recommended?

Sometimes: Surgery has excellent results in relieving trigger finger. occasionally patients will respond to conservative management such as steroid injections and do not require further treatment. Patients with diabetes generally do not respond as well from injections and require surgery more often than those without diabetes. Other options include endoscopic and percutaneous release. ...Read more

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What can I do for trigger finger and diabetes?

What can I do for trigger finger and diabetes?

Low carb diet: Insulin is an anabolic hormone and therefore can contribute to excessive growth of connective tissue. Reduce your carbs, this will reduce your Insulin and help reduce growth of excess connective tissue and help your trigger finger. ...Read more

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Do I need to get surgery if I have a trigger finger?

Do I need to get surgery if I have a trigger finger?

Trigger finger: Sometimes surgery is required. A cortisone injection may relieve the problem without surgery. ...Read more

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